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Format:
Title:
Rabbit-proof fence
Uniform Title:
Rabbit-proof fence (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9780788839498

9780788845048

9786307552237
Publication Information:
[United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.

Based on the book by Doris Pilkington Garimara.
Contents:
Prologue -- Chief protector -- Stolen -- Slide show -- Moore River -- Escape -- Tracker -- River chase -- Farmhouse -- Ambush -- Mavis -- Lost tracks -- Gracie's recapture -- Lost -- Coming home -- Epilogue.
Summary:
If the government kidnapped you, would you walk the 1500 miles back home? In 1931, three half-caste children from Western Australia did just that. 14-year-old Molly (Everlyn Sampi), her 8-year-old sister Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), and their 10-year-old cousin Gracie (Laura Monaghan), all fathered by itinerant white workers, are stolen from their Aborigine mothers and sent to an institution to be trained into "white" Australians. Told they have no mothers, the girls revolt, escape, and begin the epic journey back to Western Australia-all 1,500 miles-navigating by following the fence built across the nation to stem the spread of rabbits.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG emotional thematic elements.

MPAA rating: PG; for emotional thematic elements.
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Rabbit-Proof
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Summary

Summary

In Australia of the 1930s, after a racist governmental edict "relocates" them from their families, three Aboriginal girls run away from the white government camp they have been stranded at and embark on a long walk home, using a length of rabbit-proof fencing as a compass for their journey. Meanwhile, they are tracked and pursued by the government. Based on a true story. This edition contains these supplements: Following The Rabbit-Proof Fence documentary; Feature commentary with director Phillip Noyce, Featuring: musician Peter Gabriel, actor Kenneth Branagh, screenwriter Christine Olsen and author Doris Pilkington Garimara.


Summary

After directing a number of major motion pictures in the United States, Australian-born filmmaker Phillip Noyce returned home to make this remarkable adventure-drama, based on a true story as well as a lamentable period in his nation's history. When European settlers first arrived in Australia, there was an almost immediate conflict between the recent arrivals and the nation's indigenous people, whose rich cultural heritage which bore little resemblance to that of the Europeans. By the mid-19th century, when white settlers had gained political control of the continent, many aborigines found themselves removed from their lands and their children taken from them, under the belief that the youngsters would be better off in a more "civilized" environment. Through most of the 20th century, it was official government policy that half- or quarter-caste indigenous children were to be taken from their families and raised as "white" children in orphanages, where they would be trained to work as domestic servants or laborers. In 1931, Molly (Everlyn Sampi) and her younger sister Daisy (Tianna Sansbury) and cousin Gracie (Laura Monaghan) were three half-caste children from Western Australia who were taken from their parents under government edict and sent to an institution, where they were subject to physical and emotional abuse as they were taught to forget their families, their culture, and their lives up to that point and re-invent themselves as members of "white" Australian society. Gracie and Daisy cling to Molly for support, and Molly decides they need to return to their parents. Molly plans a daring escape, and the three girls begin an epic journey back to Western Australia, travelling 1,500 miles on foot with no food or water, and navigating by following the fence that has been build across the nation to stem an over-population of rabbits. A.O. Neville (Kenneth Branagh), the government functionary in charge of relocating Western Australia's aborigines, takes a special interest in the case of the three girls, and brings in a veteran tracker, Moodoo (David Gulpilil) to help find them, secure in the belief he's acting in their best interest. Rabbit-Proof Fence was based on the acclaimed book by Doris Pilkington Garimara, whose Aunt Daisy was one of the three children who made the extraordinary journey and helped her with the research for the book. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi